Christmas card pack - Mary Reading, from the Besancon Book of Hours. From the illuminated manuscript collection of The Fitzwilliam Museum, brought to you by

Mary Reading - Christmas Card Pack


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Nativity, the Virgin Reading, from the Besancon Book of Hours, 15th century

Pack of 10 die cut and shaped cards with envelopes, featuring a unusual and touching representation of the Virgin Mary: she is pictured reading while Joseph takes his turn to tend to the baby Jesus. The image is taken from the Besancon Book of Hours, a French 15th century illuminated manuscript in the collection of The Fitzwilliam Museum.

  • Each card is printed inside with the greeting 'Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year'
  • Card size: 11 x 15 cm
  • Printed in the UK on carbon balanced paper through the World Land Trust

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